Cruz Jimenez

Cruz conjures the tension of the modern anxiety about the future coupled with certainty of present condition and puts it in conversation with the primordial, all through his own special lens.

His benevolent plasma dripping down flora is neither threatening nor comforting, but it is what he is sure will come to pass.

His transcendent geography is universal and specific – it is Macchu Pichu and it is Aotearoa, steeped in his own history. It is a valuable vision, and, as is Jimenez himself, eternally hopeful.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

After Black it would be sapphire blue

How do you take your coffee?

A short black

Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

My Leather chair

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Picasso is my Man. He was so prolific...he created from his soul. My Favourite contemporary is Enrique Martinez Celeya his work is captivating, personal, beautiful and from the heart.

5 words that explain you or your art?

emotional, melancholic, poetic, spiritual, true